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SLIDESHOW: Franz Ferdinand rock Leeds O2 Academy for first time since 2009

Franz Ferdinand rock Leeds O2 Academy

By Claire Schofield You would be forgiven for not going weak at the knees at the news that Franz Ferdinand are rolling into Leeds to play the O2 Academy. The Scottish based indie rockers have been off the scene for quite a while now, with their last visit to Leeds being a whopping four years ago. But with a crowd […]

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Leeds turns purple for epilepsy awareness

Leeds turns purple for epilepsy awareness

By Claire Schofield People and places in Leeds turned purple today in support of Purple Day, an international epilepsy awareness day. The day saw a host of purple-themed events take place all across the UK for Epilepsy Action, with five UK landmarks turning purple in honour of the day. Leeds’ First Direct Arena will be switching its lights to a […]

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Leeds’ Allerton High and Cockburn schools victorious at AMP Awards

Leeds’ Allerton High and Cockburn schools victorious at AMP Awards

by John Blow Young musicians and aspiring entrepreneurs turned out for a music and business competition at Leeds’ prestigious O2 Academy last night. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools took part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music and enterprise competition. Allerton High School’s hip-hop group D-FAULT were crowned winners of the […]

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Leeds actor to co-produce new film with Shameless star

Leeds actor to co-produce new film with Shameless star

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A former Shameless star has teamed up with a local DJ turned actor to co-produce a new film to be shot in Leeds. Jamie Dorrington, 29, from Cookridge, Leeds, and Jody Latham, 32, who played Phillip ‘Lip’ Gallagher in the Channel 4 comedy drama are seeking funding through Kickstarter to produce Showground – a drama about the […]

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Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

By Claire Schofield and John Blow Music mogul Simon Cowell may be given a run for his money as nine business teams from across Yorkshire promote the latest musical talent at the AMP Awards final tonight. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools will take part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music […]

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Leeds cabaret gets inspired

Leeds cabaret gets inspired

by Ailsa Rochester “Life is a cabaret, old chum”, or so they say. And never will that be more true than this Saturday as The Leeds Club says “Wilkommen” to The 1930s Berlin Diary. The show is shrouded in mystery but organisers described the show as: “Willy Wonka meets murder mystery, meets Edward Scissorhands, meets La Soiree cabaret, meets a music gig, meets a […]

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Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

by Laren Wafer-Kiddle Renowned illusionist Derren Brown is returning to Leeds this week with a more personal, stripped-down show. Brown, alongside his director and friend Andy Nyman, are bringing the Derren Brown: Infamous show to Leeds Grand Theatre from 24-29 March. He told Yorkshire Voice: “We tried to come up with a sort of experience that you couldn’t get anywhere […]

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Full Metal Journalist

Full Metal Journalist

By Alex Rhodes On February 28 eleven intrepid journalist students spent a night and a day with the British Army Reserves as they competed against each other in one of the largest training events of the year. This is a first hand account of their time there.  The roar of a tank engine jolted me out of my light sleep. […]

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VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

by Yorkshire Voice team Horrific scenes of soliders losing limbs in dramatic explosions is something army reservists need the stomach to handle. So to make their training as realistic as possible at Catterick Garrison, real amputuees are drafted in – with all the special effects you’d expect to see on a film set. The team here at Yorkshire Voice spent […]

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Leeds woman calls for stricter drugs laws after near-death experience on legal high Doob

A packet of the legal high 'Doob'

  By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle A 36 year old woman who thought she “was going to die” after taking a legal high last year has called for the drugs to be banned. Leeds woman Elle Brooker was at a party last year when she experienced a horrific reaction to the legal high Doob. She said: “My heart was racing so hard […]

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